2. Impressive Towing-Ability
Ok, so trucks are built for hauling heavy loads; drivers can literally load them with a ton of s**t. Is that still not enough justification to own one? Well, not only are these vehicles mechanized pack mules but they’re also engineered to drag heavy loads. Like elephants hauling timber out of the rainforests of Thailand, domesticated, light-duty pickups are purpose-built for pulling. Let’s be honest, you’re not going to hook a horse trailer up to the back bumper of a Honda Odyssey, not unless you’re a Shetland Pony breeder.
Whether it’s a fishing boat, a parade float or a flatbed of Sally Struthers impersonators these vehicles can tow immense loads. Even so-called “half-ton trucks” can haul like a freight train. According to Ford a properly equipped F-150 can tow up to 11,300 pounds.
SEE ALSO: Why Your Pickup’s Tow Rating is BS